Archive for February 17, 2011
What better way to spice up a historical biopic and classic fairy tale than by throwing monster slaughter into the mix? That’s the approach being taken by two of next year’s action genre mashups, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
An up and coming actress is officially starring in director Timur Bekmambetov’s warped take on the life of the 16th U.S. president, while the upcoming Hansel and Gretel tale will be shot in 3D and arrive in theaters in spring of 2012.
Heat Vision has learned that actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, not Robin McLeavy, will be portraying Lincoln’s devoted wife, Mary Todd, in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Winstead joins the likes of Benjamin Walker, Anthony Mackie, and Dominic Cooper for the adaptation, which explores the contents of ...
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You can’t stop the signal. Almost nine years after Fox infamously cancelled Joss Whedon’s space cowboy series Firefly, Science Channel will give Serenity and her crew another run on the airwaves.
The entire series will be broadcast in high definition with special editorial features from the cable network.
Science Channel announced its plans in a press release earlier today. The two-hour Firefly pilot will air Sunday, March 6th at 8 PM. Subsequent episodes will move to 10PM immediately after the premiere – with encore airings of the previous week’s episode shown at 9PM. To put the science in Firefly‘s science fiction, Sci-Fi Science host Dr. Michio Kaku will offer commentary on the various scientific themes and sci-fi tropes the series employs.
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Last week brought the news that Shane Black could be Jon Favreau’s replacement to direct Marvel’s Iron Man 3, and now it looks as though the Lethal Weapon franchise scriber has landed the job after all.
Black is in final negotiations to helm the third cinematic outing with Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, though it’s currently up in the air as to whether he’ll be tackling screenwriting duties as well.
Although Black is far more versed in the art of writing than directing, he was at the head of the acclaimed post-modern Noir comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which also relaunched Downey’s career and set him on the path to eventually land the role of Tony Stark onscreen. Deadline concurs that, so far, fans seem highly receptive to the idea of ...
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One of the items that’s been on filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s overflowing “to do” list for a while now is a new version of the classic fairy tale, Pinocchio. He became attached to produce the pic back in 2008, and now it looks to at last be getting underway.
Being del Toro, he’s designing this new take on Pinocchio as a much more twisted and nightmare-inducing version of the fairy tale -- one that frankly was still kind of disturbing, even after it was “Disney-fied” into a traditionally-animated musical back in 1940.
Deadline says that del Toro is collaborating with the Jim Henson Company, film composer and rock musician Nick Cave (who scripted The Crow reboot), and puppeteer facility MacKinnon and Saunders (Corpse Bride, Fantastic Mr. Fox) to turn Pinocchio into a 3D, stop-motion ...
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Since we first learned that Henry Cavill is the new Superman, there’s been a lot of press dedicated to getting comic book and/or movie fans more familiar with who this up-and-coming actor is, and what he might bring to the table in Zack Snyder’s reboot movie, Superman: Man of Steel.
We’ve already broken down some of the interesting history of Henry Cavill’s superhero auditions, which saw the 27-year-old Tudors star almost cast as Batman and James Bond at different points in his career.
Today, we have Cavill’s big mainstream media debut via an Entertainment Weekly cover – although, despite the headlines that some other are floating in order to trick titillate fans, Cavill is NOT in his Superman threads.
Take a look a the cover shot below, then ...
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